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Works by John Calvin

Introduction to Calvin’s Works

The Writings of John Calvin, Expanded Edition – An Introductory Guide. Wulfert De Greef; translated by Lyle D. Bierma. Louisville: Westminster John Knox Press, 2008.

Bibliotheca Calviniana; Les oeuvres de Jean Calvin publiées au XVIe siècle: I. Écrits théologiques, littéraires et juridiques 1532-1554; II. Écrits théologiques, littéraires et juridiques 1555-1564; III. Écrits théologiques, littéraires et juridiques 1565-1600.
Edited by Rodolphe Peter and Jean-François Gilmont. Geneva: Droz, [1991].

English Editions

Institutes of the Christian Religion 1541 French Edition. John Calvin; translated by Elsie McKee. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009.

Institutes of the Christian Religion – (translations: Allen [1813]; Beveridge [1845]; Battles [1960])
Edited by John T. McNeill. Translated by Ford Lewis Battles. Philadelphia: Westminster Press [c1960] Now: Louisville: Westminster/John Knox. The McNeill/Battles edition of the Institutes is also available from Westminster John Knox in a CD-ROM version.

Old and New Testament Commentaries – 22 volumes.
Grand Rapids, Baker [c1979]
(Reprint of the 19th century Calvin Translation Society edition of Edinburgh, Scotland)

New Testament Commentaries – 12 volumes
Edited by David W. and Thomas F. Torrance. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans [c1972]

Selected Works of John Calvin – Tracts and Letters
Edited by Henry Beveridge and Jules Bonnet. Grand Rapids: Baker [c1983]

The Comprehensive John Calvin Collection – AGES Digital Library (CD-ROM)

Christian Classics Ethereal Library (CCEL) –

Latin/French Editions

Corpus Reformatorum (CR) - vols. 29-87 contain Ioannis Calvini opera quae supersunt omnia (CO) - 19th century collection of Calvin’s works; now out-of-print but with a reedited version being published in Geneva by Droz. 16 volumes are available with completion date unknown.

Calvini Opera Database 1.0. Edited by Herman J. Selderhuis. Apeldoorn: Instituut voor Reformatieonderzoek, 2005. DVD

Supplementa Calviniana
Neukirchen, Kreis Moers, [1961] – 1995f. 7 volumes of edited sermons with completion date unknown.

The Complete Recueil des opuscules of John Calvin available on CD-ROM.
Geneva: Droz, 2003.

Works about Calvin


John Calvin: A Sixteenth-Century Portrait
William J. Bouwsma. New York : Oxford University Press, 1988.

Calvin: A Biography
Bernard Cottret ; translated by M. Wallace McDonald. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2000.

The Young Calvin
Alexandre Ganoczy. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1987.

John Calvin Pilgrim and Pastor.
W. Robert Godfrey. Wheaton: Crossway Books, 2009.

Bruce Gordon. New Haven: Yale University Press, 2009.

A Life of John Calvin: A Study in the Shaping of Western Culture
Alister E. McGrath. Cambridge: Blackwell Publishers, 1995 c1990.

John Calvin - A Biography
T.H.L. Parker. Philadelphia: Westminster Press, 1975. [out-of-print]

John Calvin a Pilgrim’s Life.
Herman J. Selderhuis. Downers Grove: IVP Academic, 2009.

This Was John Calvin
Thea B. Van Halsema. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1990 c1959

Introduction to Calvin’s Thought, Theology, and Influence

The Cambridge Companion to John Calvin
Edited by Donald K. McKim. New York: Cambridge University Press, 2004.

The Unaccommodated Calvin: Studies in the Foundation of a Theological Tradition
Richard A. Muller. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000.

Calvin: An Introduction to His Thought
T.H.L. Parker. Louisville, KY: Westminster/ John Knox Press, 1995.

The Calvin Handbook.
Edited by Herman J. Selderhuis. Grand Rapids: Eerdmans, 2009. Also available in Dutch and German.

Calvin, Geneva and the Reformation: A Study of Calvin as Social Reformer, Churchman, Pastor and Theologian
Ronald Wallace. Edinburgh : Scottish Academic Press, 1988.

Calvin: Origins and Development of His Religious Thought
Francois Wendel. Grand Rapids: Baker, 1997, c1963.

General Reference

Oxford Encyclopedia of the Reformation 4 volumes
Edited by Hans J. Hillerbrand. New York: Oxford University Press, 1996.